The Choir

BREVITAS is a professional vocal ensemble based along the Wasatch Front in Utah and is dedicated to performing the greatest choral music from all eras. Founded in 2013, Brevitas has quickly gained a reputation for engaging performances and polished recordings. The word “Brevitas” means brevity referring to the soul of wit and a desire to strip away extraneous material leaving only the most impactful rhetoric.

Brevitas was invited to perform at the 2016 Utah State ACDA Convention, and has sung in venues such as Libby Gardner Hall, and the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City. Having released two full-length albums, the ensemble regularly receives rave reviews for its recordings and repertoire choices. In 2016, The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at BYU awarded a commission to be performed by Brevitas in early 2018. Brevitas is conducted by Matthew D. Nielsen.

Brevitas is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.


Praise for Brevitas

"Brevitas shines in this performance, with sparkling precision and resonant, expertly blended tone." - 15 Bytes

"The choral performances are so tightly sung, it often sounds like one voice rather than a group of nearly 40." - Deseret News

"The singing is immaculate...the performance is simply outstanding, the singing very poised and polished and the feeling behind the singing evident." - MusicWeb International

"Silence and Music contains that rarest of combinations: precision, warmth, excellent pacing and phenomenal production. Nielsen and Brevitas have crafted here something magical: the perfect balance of vitality and the ethereal." - Tarik O'Regan

"Young professionals Brevitas are bright new stars in the American choral firmament. Their balance, blend and tuning are impeccable and they make a beautiful sound but, more than that, there is a freshness and intensity of feeling that are cherishable indeed." - Gabriel Jackson

"...a pure and mighty force." - Standard-Examiner

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